Ruby Software Developer
General Dynamics AIS - Annapolis Junction, MD

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) is part of General Dynamics and has been a trusted partner to the U.S. intelligence, maritime, space and homeland communities for more than 50 years. With the expertise to lead, the insight to deliver and the commitment to succeed, we staff each mission with a carefully selected team of seasoned professionals. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., General Dynamics employs approximately 91,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in advanced information systems, intelligence collection and processing, business aviation, land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions, shipbuilding and marine systems, and information systems and technologies.

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GDAIS) has an immediate opening for a Ruby Software Developer to join our team. The position provides an opportunity to develop the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nations fundamental defense services. GDAIS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to build and further advance GDAIS software systems and applications. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Ruby Software Developer will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

Key Responsibilities
The candidate will work under the direction of the team lead to help develop Ruby/ Ruby on Rails applications for the Strands development effort. This position is for a motivated developer experienced in an agile development environment. Candidates should possess inter- and intra-team skills that allow them to work effectively with external teams to capture requirements and implement said requirements within the development environment. A working knowledge of network designs, principles and practices is helpful.

Additional Responsibilities
  • Experience with the Model–view–controller (MVC) software architecture pattern
  • Knowledge of network designs, principles and practices
  • Experience using a multitude of common Internet libraries for JavaScript development (e.g. Bootstrap, Backbone, Express, ExtJS/Sencha Touch)
  • Experience with XSLTs and XSDs, as well as front end user interface implementation
  • Experience with MongoDB
  • Experience with Serialization such as JSON and/or BSON
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must show a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of software systems and applications, and the ability to effectively manage, grow and evolve GDAIS software solutions.

The Ruby Software Developer position requires a bachelors degree in a specialized area or equivalent field and eight to ten years of related experience; or masters degree and six to eight years of related experience.

TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

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